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“Women Weekend Market” kicks off in Kabul University

The “Women Weekend Market“, a three-day business exhibition for women, has kicked off in Kabul University. Organized and funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s program for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP), the show provides a platform to more than

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“Exhibition Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with international buyers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, held a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products ranging from carpets and cashmere to almonds and

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USAID funds Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive Afghan exports

On December 6-10, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, is launching a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products. The two-part program

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USAID sponsors exhibition of Afghan products

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored an exhibition of Afghan products on October 18, 2016 to facilitate sales and acquaint the manufacturing companies with products and services available in the city. An estimated 100 business representatives and local

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MoU signed on standardization of Afghan products

One of the major reasons why Afghan products do not win in the international market is their lack of standardization. In an attempt to address this challenge, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

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Afghanistan’s new unity government to serve as a green signal for investors

Afghanistan’s industrialists are optimistic about the formation of the new unity government and believe it might boost foreign investment. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Saturday, Deputy Head of the Afghanistan Association of Industrialists (AAI) called on the new

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ANSA works to establish quality certification institution

In a bid to enhance Afghan products’ quality and boost exports, the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) has approached donors to create accredited institution to issue quality certificates. ANSA Technical Deputy Mujeeb-ul-Rahman Khateer said the institution would issue quality certificates

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Afghan products showcased at “Doing Business with Afghanistan” exhibition in New Delhi

An international exhibition was held alongside the conference entitled “Doing Business with Afghanistan” in New Delhi, India. As many as 35 Afghan firms participated in the exhibition showcasing various Afghan products like carpets, handicrafts, dried fruits, herbal medicines, saffron and

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Afghan business delegation heads to Pakistan

An Afghan business delegation is heading to Pakistan to attend an exhibition and confer on business ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The delegation consists of businessmen from various sectors such as construction, agriculture and electricity. The exhibition is held in

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Afghan Ministry of Commerce on the hunt for identifying the importers of poor quality products

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has launched a survey of Kabul markets aimed at identifying the importers of substandard and expired products. A commission body consisting of representatives from Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Commerce, Interior Ministry,

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New Year Festival, a good opportunity for marketing Afghan products

On the days of Mila Gul-e-Surkh in Mazar-e-Sharif, sales of Afghan products witness a drastic increase. Mila Gul-e Surkh, the Red Flower Festival, is an ancient 40-day event that takes place in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Thousands of Afghans from

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Efforts to bring standards in Afghan production sectors

The technical committee of the National Norms and Standards Agency has approved 150 standards in 13 production sectors to improve the quality of the Afghan products. Officials have linked the lack of standards in the production sector so far to

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Inauguration of the Afghanistan National Industrial Conference

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) organized a conference with the theme of “The Rising Afghan Industry” in November at the Loya Jirga Compound. Inaugurating the conference, President Hamid Karzai emphasized on the growth of domestic products and protecting them

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